Healthy Vegan Chocolate Fudge Crunch Blizzard

This decadent chocolate fudge blizzard is ultra creamy with the perfect balance of sweetness and richness.  The base is a thick, creamy sweet vanilla milkshake that is studded throughout and topped with chocolate fudge frozen dessert bar chunks.  It is such an ideal summertime treat for any chocolate-lover.  And, it a great way to sneak in some plant-based protein and a vegetable too!  Yup, that’s right, there is a vegetable in this blizzard.  This is not your typical dessert.  This one is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and much more nutritious than a standard blizzard.  

Healthy Vegan Fudge Blizzard

The base of this blizzard is a thick and creamy vanilla smoothie made from almond milk, slivered almonds, frozen riced cauliflower, vanilla, maple syrup and ice.  This combination alone would be absolutely delicious and feel like dessert.  But, I took it a step further and incorporated small chunks of a vegan chocolate fudge bar to make this more like a treat than a smoothie.  I simply chopped the fudge bar up into bite-sized pieces and pulsed them in the blender with the vanilla base before serving.  I topped it off with extra fudge bar pieces as a garnish.  And that chocolate swirl on the inside of the glass?  That is just melted chocolate.  It is entirely optional but fun to do if you are feeling a little extra the day you decide to make it.  

Healthy Vegan Fudge Blizzard

Of course, the fudge bar used in this recipe is dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free as well.  I used Daiya’s new Chocolate Fudge Crunch frozen dessert bars.  Daiya is the leading plant-based brand and committed to creating delicious, better-for-you, feel-good comfort foods like these new frozen dessert bars.   They come in three other yummy flavors: Salted Caramel Swirl, Espresso Coffee, and Classic Vanilla Bean.  All of them are dipped in rich dark chocolate.  Any of them would work well in this recipe since the base of this blizzard is neutral vanilla.  I thought the chocolate fudge crunch bar sounded beyond amazing (I’m a true chocoholic and always will be) so I went with that one.  I love that their frozen dessert bars are nut-free and use fair trade dark chocolate.  And the crunch in the Chocolate Fudge Crunch flavor comes from roasted pumpkin seeds.  Love that!  

Healthy Vegan Fudge Blizzard

Healthy Vegan Fudge Blizzard

This recipe is quick and easy to pull together.  You absolutely will not taste the cauliflower.  All you will taste in each spoonful is thick creamy vanilla chocolate crunchy fudgy goodness.  It is just so good.    

These blizzards are vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free and gluten-free which makes them wonderful for serving to anyone with food allergies or food sensitivities.  I provide a completely nut-free option below as well.

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